Croatia


Croatian watchdog launches phase II probe into United Group-Tele2 deal

Croatia’s competition watchdog, the AZTN, has begun a Phase II investigation into Tele2’s sale of its local operation to United Group, the Serbia-based service provider that operates services across multiple countries in the western Balkans.  Tele2 said it would continue to support United Group in its dialogue with the Croatian Competition Agency to obtain clearance. […]

A1 Telekom Austria sees boost from TV numbers

A1 Telekom Austria’s Q2 was boosted by strong growth in TV numbers across its central and eastern European markets, with the group highlighting the role of TV content, as well as its solutions and connectivity business, in driving up fixed-line revenues. Fixed line revenue-generating units overall grew by 0.5%, with TV and to a lesser […]

United Group enters Croatian market with Tele2 acqusition

Serbia-based multi-play operator United Group, which is active across multiple Western Balkans markets, is to acquire Tele2’s Croatian business, taking the group into the Croatian market for the first time. Tele2 said it was selling its Croatian business to United Group for an enterprise value of €220 million. The Swedish group said that the maove […]

Hopster strikes partnership with A1 Hrvatska

Kids digital service Hopster has struck a distribution partnership with Telekom Austria’ Croatian unit, A1 Hrvatska, which provides Hopster customers with convergent telecommunication solutions, including mobile, fixed and TV services. The deal offers A1 postpaid mobile subscribers who are using the A1 Internet protection for children service a free Hopster subscription. Customers will be able […]

RTL names new chief for Croatia

International broadcaster RTL Group today has named Marc Puškarić as the new CEO of RTL Croatia, effective as of July 1. Puškarić, who is currently managing director of Bertelsmann Brazil Investments and the Bertelsmann Corporate Centre in Brazil, will replace Henning Tewes, who is joining Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland as COO programme affairs and multichannel. Puškarić […]

EBU calls for resolution of Croatian dispute

Public broadcasters’ organisation the EBU has expressed a hope that a boycott of Croatian pubcaster HRT by the Croatian Journalists Union (HND) will find a “swift resolution”. The EBU said that anything that deprives audiences of access to public service broadcasting is damaging to society and the workings of healthy democracies. HRT and the HND […]

T-Hrvatski Telekom secures approval for Evotv acquisition

Croatian regulator HAKOM has approved Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Hrvatski Telekom’s acquisition of digital-terrestrial pay TV outfit Evotv. T-Hrvatski Telekom said that the approval was conditional on certain remedial measure to eliminate possible anti-competitive impacts. Evotv has operated a pay -DTT business since 2012 and had 71,195 customers as of June last year. The company posted revenues […]

Deutsche Telekom sees strong TV growth in Germany

Deutsche Telekom saw solid growth in its TV base in Germany in the year to December, but a mixed performance in its central and eastern European markets. Deutsche Telekom had 3.353 million TV customers in Germany at the end of the year, up 6.8% year-on-year. TV revenues in Germany amounted to €1.483 billion, up 5.9%. […]

Vivid extends reach in Croatia and Portugal

Adult channel provider Vivid Entertainment has extended its reach in Europe with carriage deals in Croatia and Portugal Vivid has secured carriage for its services with T-Hrvatski Telekom’s two services in Croatia – Iskon and MAXtv, the country’s largest IPTV and DTH platform. Vivid Touch, which launched on Iskon at the beginning of the year, […]

BBC First to launch in Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia

BBC Studios’ premium drama channel, BBC First, is due to launch in Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia for the first time from April 1, 2019. BBC First will be available via A1 Telekom Austria Group’s subsidiaries A1 Croatia, A1 Slovenia and one.VIP in Macedonia. Viewers can tune-in through A1’s pay TV and Xplore TV over-the-top services […]

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